Mountain biking in the Pays des Écrins.

A short guide to outdoor activities in Vallouise-Pelvoux. In this section I propose some useful information for mountain bike enthusiasts.
If you don’t have heard of the Écrins National Park yet, I invite you to read this article:  Pays des Écrins.

Mountain biking in Vallouise-Pelvoux.

There are several possibilities for mountain bikers. The signposted trails or freeride runs: everyone will find here the circuit that best suits his or her level of cycling ability.

Waymarked trails of the FFC Pays des Ecrins mtb base.

The Hautes-Alpes department has 10 FFC sites. The Pays des Ecrins MTB base offers 18 (220 km) mountain bike circuits with 4 levels of difficulty. The green and blue cirquits allow you to discover the valley and its picturesque villages, the red cirquits climb on balcony trails from which you can admire the Ecrins summits. This type of cirquit is reserved for experienced mountain bikers who know how to manage the effort on the long and steep climbs and the technical difficulties on the descents. The black cirquits are… well, black… Without a good control of MTB and a good physical condition, it would be better to avoid them.

The cirquits start in several towns and villages of the valley: Pelvoux, l’Argentiere la Bessée, Les Vigneaux

The map of the circuits

Bike Park Puy Saint Vincent

Don’t want to pedal? I understand… Fortunately the Puy Saint Vincent bike park offers a chairlift and 5 downhill tracks. Fun or challenging, the choice is yours.



Other trails around the valley.

For the mountain bikers looking for a bit of a challenge, I suggest a look at the sites with GPS tracks. You can discover the unmarked singles and the freeride descents in the high mountains. 


Mountain bike schools in Vallouise-Pelvoux.

Mountain biking is a sport that requires not only a good physical condition, but also some basic riding skills. Knowing the basic techniques allows you to have more fun in a safe way. A good mountain bike instructor can teach you these in a few days. Here are some addresses:


Where to stay in the Pays des Écrins

If you were looking for a holiday rental for your sports holiday in Vallouise-Pelvoux, you have found it!   

Escapadelia offers spacious and comfortable flats for rent. They are equipped with a secure storage area for your bicycles.  The apartments are located in the heart of the numerous sports activities. This allows you to go mountain biking without losing much time to get to the starting point. In addition, the shuttle bus stop is just a stone’s throw from the house.

Our holiday rentals are open all year round, both for school holidays and off-season weekends.

L'auteur de cette article ne peut pas être tenu responsable en cas d'accident ou de désagrément quelconque survenu sur ce circuit. / The author of this article cannot be held responsible for any accident or inconvenience that may occur on this circuit. /L'autore di questo articolo non può essere ritenuto responsabile per eventuali incidenti o inconvenienti che si verificano su questo percorso./ Autor tego artykułu nie ponosi odpowiedzialności za jakiekolwiek wypadki lub niedogodności, które mogą zdarzyć się na tym szlaku.

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